Shocking video from a cell phone captured the moment a homeless man in Venice Beach with a painted face screamed like a banshee as he attacked a rival with a stick during a three-man brawl as innocent bystanders passed by.
The two-minute video posted to Twitter on Wednesday captures the latest incident at the Los Angeles tourist hotspot plagued by obscenity and violence among the homeless camps.
Two shirtless men, including the one with the stick, seem to be allies and amalgamate a third man and beat him.
Homeless man yells like a banshee and beats a man with a stick during a three-man fight in Venice Beach, Southern California
The two-on-one street fight begins. The two shirtless men in the photo appear to be allies
The victim is thrown to the ground, beaten and beaten with the stick
The two shirtless men continue the attack until the lone wolf can get up again
The second man threw a flurry of punches during the three-man brawl
The man with the stick can be seen in the video crouching in a fighting stance and yelling at a rival as he crawls towards him with the stick held up.
A guard tries to end the fight before it happens, but the three men engage in a wild two-on-one street fight.
They surrounded the lone wolf and the punches start flying before the brawl is briefly blocked by passersby.
Then the man who was alone is seen and heard crashing into the concrete. He has repeatedly beaten and beaten with the stick.
He finally gets up and the violence stops, but tensions escalate as more people join in.
They flank the man with the stick and surround the victim who holds his hands up in a boxer’s stance.
The man squats with the stick at his side and screams again and again.
The man squats with the stick at his side and screams again and again
The man with the stick is joined by several other aggressors. The victim is seen from behind as a guard tries in vain to de-escalate the situation
The victim is chased by the two shirtless men across the boardwalk
The man with the stick is seen walking away after the fight is over
The guard tries to break up the fight, but moves out of the way when the violence flares up again.
The man who was alone kicks back, but he is followed, and the man with the stick continues to scream and thump his chest.
The victim turns to run and is chased until sirens are heard in the background and they disperse.
The video seems to disappear and is later resumed when the police are seen talking to the two aggressors. No arrests were made.
The fighting finally stops after they hear sirens and disperse. They are later seen talking to the police, but no arrests were made
Los Angeles sanitation services and the LAPD conducted a massive cleanup earlier this month to remove homeless camps from the Venice Beach boardwalk.
Less than a week later, newcomers flocked to the area and city officials promised they would return at the end of July to get the job done, but residents and shop owners say it’s been enough, telling DailyMail.com that the beginning of July was “all for the show’.
Last Thursday, a video showed a naked homeless man holding his penis while smoking a cigarette at 9 a.m. as groups of children walked nearby, witnesses told DailyMail.com.
People who spoke to DailyMail.com said they criticized the city for its inaction.
In Los Angeles County, the number of homeless people has doubled in the past decade from about 40,000 to about 80,000, according to the Count of Homeless in Los Angeles County.
Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin has come under fire for what many call a lack of leadership and a lack of concern for the people of Venice. He tweeted on July 12 about the clean-up campaigns
A group called the California Peace Coalition wrote a letter to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva on the same day as the battle — July 28 — stating that the homeless, mental illness, and open-air drug trade on Venice Beach are a microcosim of what happening all over the world. state.
In the letter, they requested a meeting with Sheriff Villanueva and elected officials to find a solution.
On Friday, Villanueva tweeted the letter, saying: “Due to previous commitments, I cannot meet today, but I would certainly like to schedule a day next week to discuss the problem-solving strategist with your representatives to address these issues and take action on real solutions.” ‘